The voluntary carbon market has played a significant role in delivering climate action at scale. Yet post-2020, a significant share of voluntary carbon projects will be hosted in countries that have pledged targets under the Paris Agreement. This presents the possibility that the emission reductions from such projects may be ‘double counted’ – accounted in national pledges to mitigate climate change and then also counted in purchases made by individuals or corporates to ‘offset’ their GHG emissions.

We are seeking inputs and feedback on our proposed new guideline for dealing with Double Counting risks concerning GS VERS. These risks occur in countries or regions where a regulated carbon cap and trade or carbon tax system is in operation and where these may inadvertently monetise the same reduced emission a second time.

Black Carbon Quantification Methodology

Sustainable Cities Programme Framework

Certification of emissions reductions from black carbon

Incentivizing supply chain resource efficiency

Land Use & Forests Framework, A/R Requirements

Low greenhouse gas food preservation

Agriculture product processing methodology

Microscale cookstove methodology